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FOX News
Feb 22, 2013 9:00pm PST
dysfunctionalty of the congress. >> november, 2011 as the thanksgiving deadline looms, president obama heads to hawaii. my hope is that over the next several days, the congressional leadership on the supercommittee go ahead and bite the bullet and do what needs to be done. >> sean: but the supercommittee collapses. >> and they did not coalesce around a plan. >> thanksgiving comes and goes, and is reached. and february 2012, republican senators proposed alternative cuts to prevent the sequester from slashing defense. democrats say no way. some members of congress promise to the constituents we're holding our own feet to the hire, my fellow americans and then a few months later decided we didn't mean it, let's change that. that's not how it works. >> they should keep their words. >> suddenly, no one wants to take credit for the sequester. >> the sequester is not something i propose, it's something that congress proposes, it will not happen. >> and as the march deadline comes closer, everyone tries to get farther and farther from blame. >> his party needs to follow through. >> sequestration is
FOX News
Feb 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
the american people. >> president obama took a rare question from the press in the oval office and said he is optimistic to cut off the massive indiscrim innocent spending cuts. >> i have also been clear that there is an alternative. which is for us to take the balanced approach i presented where we have more strategic cuts on programs we don't need. we close tax loopholes that are taken advantage of by well-off. >> more pessimistic tone coming from speaker boehner's office that today charged the president has been awol. other that phone calls to g.o.p. leaders yesterday and spokesman declared sound bites and speeches won't yield results. while the con seventive group crossroad gps launched a new ad today mocking the apocalyptic tone from the president. >> are you willing to see a bunch of first responders lose their jobs, teachers laid off? air traffic controllers and airport security will be a hardship, scram to believe find child care for their kids. >> the sequester was obama's idea in the first place. he signed it in law. >> it seems like every three months around here, there is a man
FOX News
Feb 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
take now and in the future. >> more executive orders in obama's second term? and how will israel react to the president's trip there next month. the governor is in israel to find out. ♪ welcome to huckabee. we're coming to you from tiberius in israel. thanks to my israeli crew and those folks back in new york to make it it happen. i've lost track of how many times i've been to israel. it's over 20, i think. but i know why i keep coming back. i know how i felt when i came here 40 years ago this summer when i was all of 18. the israelites spent 40 years in the wilderness under moses and the past 40 years haven't been in the wilderness, for the tiny speck of real estate about the size of new jersey. i've watched the dry bones coming to life and watched the desolate and barren desert bloom with lush vegetation and tall trees and marveled to see a tiny besieged nation, barely able to equip soldiers with uniforms and weapon to be an economic weapon of high-tech innovation, a center of worldclass medical care, energy exploration and educational excellence and an oasis of fro speech, with th
FOX News
Feb 22, 2013 10:00am PST
here "america live" today. i'm megyn kelly. president obama has been ramping up the pressure on republicans warning that our economy, jobs, lives, could be in danger, if these scheduled cuts across the board go through. but the latest numbers show if the automatic reductions take place, there will be 85 billion dollars in cuts this year. that's equal to what the government spends in nine days. even if it happens, the government is projected more than last year, so he you see, we're talking about a decrease in the increase in spending and you may be asking yourself how can we survive and live on, with just the paltry amount of spending? well, where would we look for the example? how about last year when we did it just fine? all this leading to questions about how the fallout could be so dramatic. so dire, so awful. when the total federal budget is actually increasing. chris stirewalt is our national digital news editor. how can we do it? where can we find the historical example of the surviving on a budget that's cut in this manner. oh, last year. i mean, what's the answer to
FOX News
Feb 28, 2013 6:00am PST
as our economy continues to struggle. gdp in the first quarter, .1%. president obama warning that the automatic spending cuts would hurt the recovery in the economy. why is the dow surging? stuart varney, anchor of "varney & company", fox business network. why, stuart? >> that is very, very simple, bill. because ben bernanke said twice this week he will keep on printing money. by the billions. by the tens of billions. that means some of that money will find its way to wall street. so the stock market rallied. the dow is up 300 points in the last two days. it is just 89 points away from its all-time record high. there is one more point to be made here, bill. do we got that report of really miserable growth in the last part of last year. that will encourage ben to print some more money. if the economy is so weak, well, print even more. that is the thinking. that is why the market is up so far. could hit a record today. bill: about 100 points away, right? >> 89 points away from the all-time high, yeah. bill: closing in on an all-time high. we'll get the song if we get there, on
FOX News
Feb 14, 2013 2:00pm PST
. be >> andrea: welcome back to "the five." senator marco rubio delivered a powerful rebuttal to president obama's "state of the union" this week. but you wouldn't know it from the mainstream media. they were fixated from the fact he needed a drink of water. and that nbc cable news operation played it over 150 times. and cnn thinks that it could actually hurt his career. take a listen. >> can a drink of water hurt a political career? >> these things happen when you don't know what you are saying or believe what you're saying. they certainly felt the heat and couldn't help but swallow his own pride as he turned water in to whining. >> rubio's water gate moment is awkward for him and many in the republican party that sees him as the g.o.p. savior. >> it's rubio's watergate. even "zero dark thirsty." >> andrea: we have seen bill clinton drone on and on at the "state of the union." he said in conclusion and people clapped. we have seen the president chew nicorette gum at prayer breakfast. but no media pondering about that or the end of their careers. is this a big distraction because rubio a rising
FOX News
Feb 18, 2013 7:00pm PST
that obama won. he won the election get over it, get your pants on and get back on the field and start fighting. but there is an ebb and flow, why? why do we go through progressive and conservative to bail them out? why the ebb and flow and we don't stick with it. >> we don't remember the last truly bad times the '70s or early '80s, the interest rates went so high, our parents couldn't buy houses or buy bigger houses or pay for the house they had. this is a forgotten past to us, everything has been sort of good since the '80s when most of us became adults or later, right and some has to do with memory. if you remember how bad inflation was, then you are afraid of it, but many adults don't remember that. >> sean: well, as sort of like with this ebb and flow, does obama then create the new coolidge? >> yes, well, what happened was we have a lot of economic trouble and then suddenly a president cares about budgets, which is what coolidge is/was, gets interesting, doesn't he? >> very much so, didn't get interesting soon enough. >> not this time. >> sean: amity, good to see you, thank you.
FOX News
Feb 18, 2013 10:00am PST
president obama's pick for secretary of defense. take a listen how journalist bob woodward put it on fox news sunday. >> i understand some of them eventually called the white house and said, is hagel going to withdraw, would he consider withdrawing. the answer is an emphatic no. i wonder if the democrats are kind of ever looking and asking what really is the fundamental question here, is he the best person to be secretary of defense. >> megyn: chris stirewalt host of power play.com. and lindsey graham was on the sunday shows and asked, what do you make of this 2007 speech he gave at rutgers university and let's face it, chris, this is not the only comment that chuck hagel allegedly made that is anti-israel, that is seemingly anti-israel and graham said this would be breath taking if it were true, but he said he wrote to chuck hagel and chuck hagel now denied saying it and denounces the sentiment there in. and none the less, you're hearing more and author consternation from democrats whether this guy is the right man for the job. so, how does this likely play out from here? >> well, the f
FOX News
Feb 20, 2013 10:00am PST
. >> megyn: fox news alert as we get new dramatic warnings today from president obama about the automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect eight days from now. critics are questioning whether we really are facing the disaster he describes. welcome to america live, everyone, i'm megyn kelly. this was the scene at the white house yesterday. president obama flanked by first responders warning that their jobs, our economy, even our lives could be in danger if those spending cuts that he suggested and then signed into law actually take place. listen. >> or help the economy, won't create jobs. now, congress allowed this meat cleaver approach to take place. it will jeopardize our military readiness, emergency responders like the ones who are here today, their ability to help communities respond to and recover from disasters will be degraded. thousands of teachers and the educators will be laid off. hundreds of thousands of americans will lose access to primary care, and preventive care like flu vaccinations and cancer screenings. >> but if the president warns of devastating consequences, t
FOX News
Feb 24, 2013 1:00pm PST
in any number of ways. obama administration now predicting some difficult circumstances, transportation secretary ray lahood saying air traffic controllers could be cut causing flight delays and the secretary of education saying the nation's school children will suffer because of strained finances in the state. listen.... >> means a lot more children will not get the kinds of services they need as many as 40,000 teachers could lose their jobs. >> reporter: meantime, plenty of political finger pointing. >> the reason there is no agreement is because there is no leadership from the president on actually recognizing what the problem is. >> why is it that we can't come to the table and agree what cuts need to happen? that is what we should be doing. we shouldn't be passing the blame to the executive branch or saying this is obama's sequester >> reporter: both sides are pessimistic about changes to the agreement. >> heather: with five days left, you can understand why. what are the nation's governors saying? >> they had a meeting over the wined and some went on the sunday talk shows to talk
FOX News
Feb 19, 2013 10:00am PST
. >> "america live" starts now. >> megyn: fireworks, partisan politics and class warfare, and president obama tries to pressure them into a deal that would prevent the automatic spending cuts the president backed from hitting next week. welcome to "america live" i'm megyn kelly. here is president obama earlier today at the white house surrounded as he is prone to do, likes to surround himself with the special interest groups if he didn't get what he's pushing for. and in this case, it's first responders. he directly called out republicans, suggesting they, and keep thinking that this is something the sequester deal that bob woodward reported came from the president. in any event he agreed to it and so do the republicans and now the president is saying the republicans are the ones putting american job security and even lives at risk. >> emergency responders, like the ones who are here today, their ability to help communities respond to and recover from disasters, will be degraded. border patrol agents will see their hours reduced. fbi agents will be furloughed. federal prosecutors will have to
FOX News
Feb 25, 2013 8:00am PST
were advanced and beyond what the democrats were able to do. the democrats under obama have caught up and far surpassed when republicans are able to do in terms of both gathering data, but then analyzing it and putting it to use, either to turn voters out, to discourage voters for the opposition from showing up, and in addition to that using social media as a way to harness support among the electorate in general. i think there are many areas here where republicans know they have to improve, but they've got to figure out how to do it, and what the chairman is doing both in visiting facebook, talking to technology experts in the bay area of northern california, and he'll be in washington state in seattle to talk about early voting in general. there, jon as you remember democrats are just a lot better right now at turning out voters for early voting. why that's so important, sometimes it's hard to convince somebody to show up on one day out of 365. but if you've got four weeks to work them over you can get them out to vote and end up with more voters. jon: success r- mark zuckerberg is
FOX News
Feb 21, 2013 10:00am PST
? >> the magic moment whenever it occurs in the obama second term when he becomes a lame duck will occur when his party breaks with him on something significant. the bold obama 2.0 only as long as they're willing to indulge him. this as gas prices are high. and the shrinking, shrinking, disposable income for the middle class the president says he's helping and global warming could be where his party threw up their hands, you claimed us when you made us walk the plank in 2009. we're not doing it again. >> megyn: i refer to your power play write-up quoting chuck schumer in 2006 saying the high gas prices then are a metaphor for an economy keeps biting people despite overall good numbers. even though we talk about things like the stock market, which is doing great. and some other items, you feel gas prices in a way you don't feel-- you feel the increases at the grocery store and gas prices and definitely feel a hit in your paycheck and a lot of americans are right now. >> that's right, if you're $40 a week poorer because of the payroll tax holiday and if you're $10 a week poorer because of filling y
FOX News
Feb 24, 2013 8:00am PST
or eliminate the opportunity for them to guide planes in and out of airports. >> reporter: both president obama and members of congress have not sat down for a last-minute negotiation that could avert this. each side says the other is playing politics with the issue. >> so why is it that we can't come to the table and agree what cuts need to happen? that's what we should be doing. we shouldn't be passing the blame to the executive branch or saying this is obam's sequester. >> reporter: the pentagon would take a major hit, forcing a reduction in training that could mean longer tours of duty for troops in afghanistan. senator john mccain says we should listen to the warnings of the generals. >> if we don't believe our military leaders, who in the world do we believe? i think that what we are doing now to the men and women who are serving is unconscionable because they deserve a predictable life in the military. >> reporter: the nation's governors are worried about what would happen in their own state fist those budget cuts take effect. listen. >> all of this have a real concern about the impact i
FOX News
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
obama heads back to his hometown of chicago to address the gun violence which has crippled that city. will his message make a difference? >> let us not be deceived. nixon, bush, obama, they're war criminals. >> and a huge rift among liberals as the president takes fire from his base over his controversial drone policy. we'll have a debate. caution. you're about to enter the no spin zone because the spin stops here. "the factor" begins right now. >> hi. i'm juan williams in for bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. let's get right to our top story. the future of carnival cruise lines and the thousands of passengers who may be considering what the company owes them after their cruise from hell. the massive ship triumph 14 stories tall finally returned to port last night carrying more than 4,000 guests and crew members who have incredible stories to tell. they had been planning to go from galveston to cozumel, but ended up stranded at sea for five days with overflowing toilets, food shortages, and foul odors. an engine fire turned their dream vacation into nightmares. >> it was
FOX News
Feb 21, 2013 8:00am PST
as congressional republicans. remember, president obama last year during the debate with mitt romney said the sequester won't happen, so this is going to happen on his watch. at the same time obama's approval ratings arat a three-year high. there is risk for the g.o.p. here, the republicans are very flus traited with the white house, they are staying that the white house is not serious about spending cuts so they have to take whatever cuts they can get, even these spending reduction -gs, which they don't like, but they say something has to be done. jon: along those lines rich lowry of the national review wrote this regarding republicans. he said republicans want to blame president barack obama for the idea of the sequester even though they signed on to it as a bipartisan deal to get past the tkebl ceiling showdown of 2011. do they think that no one will remember that they voted for the deal? he does have a point. >> he does. it's a tough uphill climb i think for republicans. president obama has the bully pulpit of course and right now republicans are issuing press releases. they are not i
FOX News
Feb 20, 2013 8:00am PST
a video showing president obama and american soldiers in flames. the update happening now. our top story today a desperate search for the missing in the wake of a powerful explosion. good morning i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. crews are sifting through the charred rubble of a popular restaurant in kansas city after a natural gas explosion just blew it apart right before the evening rush. witnesses said the blast sounded like thunder and felt like an earthquake with a force so great it knocked out windows blocks away. flames from the massive four-eye hrarp four-alarm fire soared high into the night sky leaving 14 people injured and left two unaccounted for. one of them was found, is being treated in the hospital. firefighters with cadaver dogs are trying to locate another person, a woman who worked at jj's restaurant. >> we've been in contact with jimmy francey the owner. his first concern was not the restaurant, or the 27 years he's been in business but the people who worked with him in that business for a number of years and their safety. he was out of town and head
FOX News
Feb 21, 2013 6:00am PST
that off? could you cut 2 1/2% from the hemmer budget? bill: i could, yeah, this afternoon. president obama is talking about his round of golf with tiger wood for the first time now. this is from 2009, this picture. of a the white house took heat for shutting out the white house press corps. did you hear tiger. >> he hit the ball well and got amazing touch. he can certainly chip-and-putt. if he ever spent, after these four years, if he spend more time playing the game of golf, i'm sure he can get to where he's a pretty good stick. new honey bunches of oats greek yogurt and whole grain. here we go. honey cornflakes and chunks of greek yogurt. i'm tasting both the yogurt and the honey at the same time. i'm like digging this yogurt thing. i feel healthy. new honey bunches of oats greek. martha: we are just getting some wire reports here. police are on the scene in las vegas. a shooting was reported near the vegas strip. about 4:20 a.m. their time this happened. they're on the scene. we'll keep a close eye on it. we'll bring you the latest on that developing situation as we get more. bill: mean
FOX News
Feb 20, 2013 2:00am PST
was cleared of any wrong doing. president obama says john allen is one of the finest military leaders a true patriot and a man i have come to respect greatly. >> incredible video showing the terrifying moments the russian meteorite hit the school gym full of children. the tear fied students sent running for their lives and glass is flying. it is believed dwoins were smashed out after a sonic boom. luckily everyone in the building was okay. more than 1500 people were injured through out the city when this happened. >> time is running out for lawmakers to reach a deal to avoid looming spending cuts. there are nine days left. president obama is blaming republicans now even though the sec questions tore was their idea. >> if republicans and congress want to make a deal they will make a deal but look at the calendar 9 days is not much time to find middle ground on new taxes that republicans doon't want or replacement cuts the white house doesn't want. senior administration officials say the devastating automatic cuts that go along with the see questor this year are more than likely to kick in. >>
FOX News
Feb 23, 2013 12:00pm PST
obama and congressional democrats accuse republicans of protect go the wealthy. while they refuse to bend on tax hikes and blast the president. >> it unfortunately appears that republicans in congress instead of compromising, instead of asking anything of the wealthiest of americans, they would rather let these cuts fall squarely on the middle-class. >> house republicans have passed to bills to we place the at the questions terrify. the question is, why won't he work with us? the answer is because he wants higher taxes. >> kelly: molly henneberg has the latest details on this. the blame seems to go to both sides. what else is being done? >> reporter: no sign that a compromise is in the works to avoid the $85 billion in federal spending cuts set to kick in on friday, march 1st. barring a budget deal between the white house and congress. the president insists any last minute deal has to include more tax hikes as well as spending cuts and the white house is chiding republicans for not going along with that. >> i'm not seeing much interest in even engaging in discussion about how we c
FOX News
Feb 23, 2013 4:00pm PST
and republican senators should put a plan on the table rather than turning it over to barack obama and watching him do whaver he likings p. i don't like that proposal at all. >> and defense contractors have to see fur lows, members of congress should see their pay reduced as well for now the president is speaking out on molly, any movement to a compromise. >> nothing overtly and nothing publicly. each side is digging in and president obama said any last minute deal has to include more tax increases to go along with the spending cuts and chided republicans for not going along with that. >> it appears that republicans decided instead of compromise and they would rather let the cuts fall on the middle class. >> republicans are ready to make a deal on spending cuts but no more tax hikings. >> house republicanings have already passed two bills to replace the president's sequester and so the question is, why won't he work with us? the answer is because he wants higher taxes. >> presidents -- obama will take his message to a virginia ship building operation. virginia would be hard hit by the spending
FOX News
Feb 26, 2013 6:00am PST
in spending cuts. some of which could begin in the month president obama, for his part, back on the road today, heading for newport news, virginia. you will see him in three hours time. that is big military community where he plans to highlight painful cuts they say for the pentagon and the u.s. navy. but republican leaders calling on the president to quote, stop campaigning and help them solve the problem. but at the moment, there are no meetings planned between any of these sides, the house, the senate, the white house and they're taking friday off as of now. martha: all right. well the looming budget cuts were high on the agenda when the president sat down with the national governors association yesterday. arizona governor jan brewer went "on the record" with greta van susteren to get her impressions exactly what happened at that meeting. here's that. >> you know, he definitely says he wants to work together but obviously he doesn't want to compromise one little bit. bottom line he wants to raise taxes. and he doesn't want to cut. i think the american people believed, that the time now is t
FOX News
Feb 19, 2013 6:00am PST
on the budget cuts looming over washington. we're learning now that president obama will address the american people a bit later this morning. we'll cover that live. he will be joined by first-responders whose jobs according to the white house are on the chopping block but will the president offer any last minute deal to avert the cuts? we're waiting to hear more on this coming up here on america' newsroom. this is breaking news. he said it was all an accident. bombshell testimony from "the blade runner" this morning the olympian and double amputee charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend. good morning everybody on a tuesday. welcome back if you were away for the holiday weekend. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom.". martha: i'm doing well. thank you. what a story. i'm martha maccallum. good morning, everybody. the lawyers for oscar pistorius reading his affidavit this morning. he shot his girlfriend by mistake he claims, pumping four bullets into the bathroom door thinking she climbed in through the window in the bathroom and was a robber. bill: starting to se
FOX News
Feb 17, 2013 3:00am PST
, congress apparently isn't moving fast enough for president obama and the white house has draft add whole version of immigration, and immigration bill that leaked out and not sitting well with some republicans. and doug, what's going oven with that bill. >> reporter: this appears to be the white house laying down a marker for the congress. the president's plan, an extrance seie expansive form of amnesty. one called it half-baked. lawful immigrant status to just about anyone, even those with criminal records will be included as long as they haven't been convicted of three crimes or more than a year in prison and a security element to this to enhance efforts at the border and employers eventually check the immigration status of new hires and the president says he will push his own bill if congress fails to act. >> but it's important for us to recognize that the foundation for bipartisan action is already in place and if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based upon my proposal and insist at that they vote on it right away. >> now, officially, a wh
FOX News
Feb 15, 2013 8:00am PST
fireworks in washington, and a nomination stalled. republicans blocking for now president obama's pick to head the pentagon after chuck hagel's nomination comes up short in a key senate vote. let's talk about it with monica crowley radio talk show host and fox news contributor. harry reid said just when you thought things continue get worscouldn't get worse, it gets worse. >> senator reid is sanctimonious on this point blaming the republicans and getting all up in arms about the fact that the republicans are holding off on this nomination when the democrats have performed similar maneuvers to try to block republican nominees including george h.w. bush's choice for defense secretary john tower. and nominee john bolton. jon: this is the kind of thing that has happened before. >> on both side, correct. nothing new here. jon: why are the administration, and democrats in the senate making it out as though the sky is falling here? >> they are trying to make a political argument that the republicans are just doing this for politics but nothing could be further from the truth. chuck hagel is a
FOX News
Feb 25, 2013 6:00am PST
obama turning to the states for support to put the country back on track. >> i'm looking for good partners because while nobody in this room sees eye-to-eye on everything, we know that when we work together democrats and republicans, north, south, east and west, we can accomplish so much more than we can on our own. and we got onesies. sometimes miracles get messy. so we use tide free. no perfumes or dyes for her delicate skin. brad. not it. not it. just kidding. that's our tide. what's yours? . ... at tyco integrated security, we consider ourselves business optimizers. how? by building custom security solutions that integrate video, access control, fire and intrusion protection. all backed up with world-class monitoring centers, thousands of qualified technicians, and a personal passion to help protect your business. when your business is optimized like that, there's no stopping you. we are tyco integrated security. and we are sharper. martha: all right. we want to give awe quick head's up here as secretary of state kerry in his first overseas trip is in england right now. in lon
FOX News
Feb 23, 2013 3:00am PST
initiated by the white house. jack lew was the originator of this obama originally approved the plan for the sequester. no debate about where this came from. >> who talked about this? jack lew on february the 13th. '. >> what accredits you with originating the plan for sequestration? was he right or wrong. >> senator, it's a little more complicated than that even in his account it was a little more complicated than that we were in negotiation where failure would have meant the default of the government of the united states. >> i hate to speed it up, did you make the suggestion? >> well, what i did was said that with all other options closed, we needed to look for an option where we could agree on how to resolve our differences and we went back to the 1984 plan is that senator graham and rudman found and said that would be a basis for having a consequence that would be so unacceptable it everyone that wield be able to get action. >> all that sort of government talk and blah blah blah bang and forth. bottom line is yes, it was their plan. later in the day back when this all unfolded, t
FOX News
Feb 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
the campaign and how they dealt the defeat and what governor romney thinks of president obama's second term agenda. it's an exclusive interview. that is it for today. have a great week. we'll see you next fox news sunday. >> this is a fox report. tonight, jimmie johnson wins the daytona 500 and an amazing day for nascar's first lady of racing, too. and all eyes on the vatican on this sunday. as a huge crowd displays an outpouring of love and admiration for the retiring pontiff. pope benedict xvi, sunday's final blessing as leader of 1.2 billion catholics, and worshippers packing st. peter's square as they prepare for the transition. in the next minute, the pontiff's word to the world. and a bombshell admission from the family of blade runner oscar pistorius, he's up on murder charges and now a family member facing charges for the death of a different woman. fox reports, the new developments on the legal firestorm surrounding the olympic star. and this bartender fired for trying to do what she says was the right thing. >> and simply had a very drunk person leaving the bar, he's going to kil
FOX News
Feb 14, 2013 6:00am PST
think a lot of frustration should go back to the obama administration. it was the obama administration insist we have sequester if the debt super-committee failed to reach an agreement and they failed to reach an agreement. i remember very specifically at one of the presidential debates president obama told governor romney sequestration is not going to happen. two weeks away and looks like it will happen. it will be devastating for the military. we're talking about curtailed military operations around the globe. reduced funding for mint nance and training. 800,000 dod citizens are looking for furlough or forced time without pay. this will be devastating and we're just getting started with sequestration. bill: the last point you just made a lot of people haven't talked about. 800,000 people coput on furlough for minimum of 22 days, three weeks. back to what panetta saying there, i look for members to work to us and can't sit here and complain. he used a different word. i use complain the is he talking about republicans or democrats as well? >> he is talking about both democrats and repu
FOX News
Feb 14, 2013 8:00am PST
cain and lindsey graham. it is also interesting to note, jon, lindsey graham is someone who supported obama supreme court nominees. he clearly is opposing hagel here. jon: primarily what a lot of these senators want is information on a number of fronts, especially on the benghazi attack. what happened, how muc did the white house know, how involved was the president? that's what they're looking for, right? >> yeah, that is what they're looking for. they did ask some questions of hillary clinton about what she said to the president. their talks that night. they want more information as far as what, what was happening that night as these reports were coming in that christopher stevens and others were in danger. what was the white house doing? they want more details on it. until they get those details senator john mccain said looks like he would support the filibuster. earlier in the week he was saying, suggesting he wouldn't. but he wants more answers. until he gets the answers looks like hagel could be stonewalled at least for this week. jon: how interesting and maybe ironic that the pivotal vote or
FOX News
Feb 19, 2013 8:00am PST
service. [applause] [applause] jon: "happening now" at the white house president obama shake hands with a group of first responders that were brought in to serve as a backdrop to his speech railing about the possibility of the sequester that gigantic meat axe that will be swung at the federal budget especially on the pentagon in ten days or so march 1st. that's when it's scheduled to kick in. you heard the president railing about it there. i'm jon scott along with jenna lee. a.b. stoddard is associate editor and a columnist for "the hill." the president railed about congress and this terrible law that was passed without mentioning that it was a white house idea, right? >> right. it is an idea that originated in the white house, but republicans certainly voted for the budget control act in 2011, which included the sequester, because they too thought it could be reversed or undone or replaced. and we're looking 18 months later at -- ten days as you said, not enough time to change these cuts. there is an acceptance in washington in both parties that it's going to go through, and both
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Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
past. martha: we're getting started this morning. president obama is pointing the finger at republicans saying it will be their fault if automatic spending cuts hit last week. a top republican says the president should look in the mirror if he wants someone to blame. our panel will take this on fair and balanced. bill: look at this video. this is propoganda warfare out of north korea. a chilling video showing president obama and u.s. troops in flames. how that regime says it will take the next step toward nuclear domination. we'll get into that. martha: incredible. a very feisty town hall meeting. senator john mccain fielded tense questions about the immigration system. >> build the doong fence. where is the fence? >> in case you missed it i showed you -- >> that is not a fence. >> it is not a fence? it is a banana. we're putting up a bana with 600 millions of appropriations we have. sir, you you're entitled to your opinion. you're not -- ved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ soft
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Feb 22, 2013 6:00am PST
. americans hit hard by recent tax hikes, president obama saying the wealthy should pay more. we'll break down the numbers that they do pay and ask if the president has a fair argument. martha: a week now to go before the automatic budget cuts kick in. next, both sides of the argument, for and against more government spending in a very increasingly tough economy. of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains. that's why i recommend polident. [ male announcer ] cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. [ male announcer ] want to make a great car interior? stop looking at car interiors. get inspired by other stuff. yep. yep. ok. sure. why not? woah. touchscreens. put that in your dash. now, luxury stuff. make your seats like that. that thing has wifi, why doesn't your car? you can't do that. ignore that guy. give it wifi. yes! make it fit 5 people. no, 5 actual sized people. give them leg room, good. destroy boring car interiors forever. and that's how you do it. easy. ♪ bill: we are just about a week away from massive automatic spending cuts. some describe them as massive but the gloves are
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Feb 22, 2013 8:00am PST
them to furlough hundreds of thousands of civilian workers. next week mr. obama will visit newport news, virginia, where navy ship builders stand to lose their jobs if the equestionster takes effect. california congressman buck mckeown suspects the current white house urgency is really con strived. >> i've been talking for a year and a half. it is like the white house last week woke up, gee, we'll have sequestration. it was the president's idea originally. he put it on the stable. when we tried to change it a year ago he said no, no. anything you pass i'll veto. so, this just boggles my mind hearing them talk like this all of sudden now we've got a problem. >> reporter: the white house says the president's veto threat was about trying to avoid the sequester. the republicans say the president spent more time warning about the impact of sequester than negotiating with them to avoid it. jenna? jon: the president just spoke with mitch mcconnell, the republican leader in the senate for the first time since new year's? >> reporter: since before new year's in fact. jon: wendell goler at white
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Feb 17, 2013 1:00pm PST
your day in court before a missile comes down on you. >> heather: last week, president obama says there has never been a drone strike on a u.s. citizen on american soil adding that he will work with congress on a way to be more open with the public about the u.s. drone program. >> kelly: in the meantime, u.s. and russia are putting their heads together to find a way to end the ongoing crisis that is taking place in syria. john kerry speaking with russia's foreign minister on the phone today about the best way to use their respective influence. conner powell is live with more details on this important aspect of this story. >> reporter: rush skha is one of the biggest supporters of the assad regime. and secretary kerry has been trying on reach the foreign minister for some time but they finally spoke and secretary of state john kerry agreed too meet in the future to discuss syria. as they were talking the fighting is intensifying particularly around the town of aleppo. they have stepped up their attacks on syrian air bases including two airports. assad military is also responded by
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Feb 17, 2013 4:00pm PST
be moved up sooner. a showdown over the confirmation over senator chuck hagel shall the man president obama has picked to be the next secretary of defense. tonight one high ranking republican says a vote to confirm him should be allowed to happen. and the republicans successful solved his nomination, over a slew of concerns including the position over israel and iran and questions about how the white house has handled the terror attacks on our u.s. consulate in libya have also become part of the debate over chuck hagel. and steve scentanni is live with us. >> some republicans are questioning the qualifications of chuck hagel at the pentagon, but probably be confirmed anyway, now, hagel was widely criticized during his performance during the confirmation hearing and they delayed the vote so they'd have more time to ask the questions about the nominee, they say there should be be no hurry. and it's an important position. and here is senator lindsey graham on fox news sunday. >> i think we're doing our job to scrutinize, i think, one of the most unqualified, radical choices for secretary of de
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Feb 22, 2013 8:00pm PST
. >> bill: lieu is the boss segment. president obama and the far left continue to demand more tax increases on the affluent and corporations. but not all corporations. facebook actually did not pay any income tax in 2012, saving the company $3.2 billion in taxes. by the way, facebook donated $100,000 to the president's campaign last year. joining us from our new york city studio, fox business anchor lou dobbs. so lou, very simply, so even i can understand it, how could facebook not pay any income tax? >> they did so by following the law. and the fact is that the law says that they can write off their losses of previous years before they went public and they went public last year and the biggest technology ipo in history. and that gave them the opportunity to earn $1.1 billion and write off those losses and as a result, get a $429 million refund. i know you're going to be thrilled with that. >> bill: all right. so let me try to clarify this. when facebook began, zuckerman, that's the guy? >> right. >> zuckerberg. >> bill: he gets all of these people to invest in his company. >> right. >> bil
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Feb 25, 2013 12:00pm PST
, is simply unacceptable and we've stated they will not obtain a nuclear weapon. president obama has been crystal clear about this. are. >> reporter: another highlight of the trip, tomorrow in whensecretary kerry has his first face-to-face with the russianing leader. >>> another big and dangerous storm for the middle of our country. yet another storm. in some spots, the snow is falling faster than people can shovel. we'll check in with the fox extreme weather center next. >>> plus, jodi arias is trying to explain to protectors why she shot her boyfriend and maybe why she can't remember she stabbed him 27 times and slit his throat. the latest from the cross-examination, which is turning out to be fascinating. that's coming right up. ♪ [ male announcer ] you've reached the age where you don't back down from a challenge. this is the age of knowing how to make things happen. sowhy let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men already have. ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest p
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Feb 24, 2013 9:00am PST
. it looks like all the incentive for obama, after they are saying the world's going to come to an end and running around with their hair on fire, they better make this as bad as they can make tinstead of managing it for the least effect, when have you a 21% increase in the payroll for civilians at the defense department, why do you talk about cutting back aircraft carriers? there is a real fear in my mind that the administration's political agenda is, try to make this look as bad as it can, where everybody else has ever been faced with this, try to do the least impact possible because it is not a big number. sequester's a bad system. that's not the right way to do it. but look, it was obama's idea -- >> shannon: which he says it wasn't. but jack lew, the idea allegedly bubbled through him. but the president will say that congress came up with tthey have to solve it. >> the fact of the matter is -- i don't want to say the truth, it was the white house's idea. the other important fact is in the last year, republicans in the house have twice passed legislation to do away with the sequest
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Feb 19, 2013 3:00am PST
you the environmental impacts are massive. here is the thing. i think president obama will sign this thing over but think everything he does has some political capital attached it to. maybe it's some sort of cap and trade type of negotiations going on. >>. >> regardless of what happens. >> capital before the election before he denied having it go through. if he now says he is going pass it people will know people that were against it was for political gain. let's talk about something else on gun laws in the face of these major shootings. now in the state of washington, could it be in the law there, they have accidentally included a provision that would allow police to search the homes of assault rifle owners. apparently it does have a provision that says in order to possess a assault weapon on the effective date of this section, they are safely and secure the assault weapon. sheriff in the county can conducting an inspection to ensure compliance with the subsection. why is it interesting. the sheriff could come to the us on house and many people are concerned about that. why the
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Feb 20, 2013 3:00am PST
: meanwhile, the cuts the country were about to face were president obama's idea but he is hoping you don't remember that. >> they are not fair and they will hurt our economy and add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. >> steve: no wonder he doesn't want to take credit for it. new blame game. >> brian: how much does this woman love president obama. so much so voted them for six times. fox and friends starts now. >>> fox and friends, brian, welcome back. where did you do go and did you miss us? >> first off the chinese hacked my blackberry i can't open up any of my emails. i should have put the back on first. >> steve: see if it works? >> gretchen: i thought that congress' approval waiting went up 15%. all right. in the meantime, as he fixes his blackberry let's get positive to a developing story. stay tuned on to fox and friends report. >> they are charging pre-med dated murder. they found steroids in his home. good morning, amy. >> investigators say they found two boxes of steroids and needles in oscar pistorius' home. a sigh, a real sigh went across the courtro
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Feb 21, 2013 3:00am PST
. >> have you of if you listen to obama and his minions in the news media, they are all running neck and neck. maybe ought to explore some sort of sequester control because it's out of control. he wanted the spending cuts a year ago, now he doesn't want to go anywhere near the spending cuts but it's his plan. sequester was his idea. now he's complaining that these cuts will hit the wrong people. but he is the guy who decides what gets cut. that's not part of the sequester. obama gets to decide within certain frame works. we know the defense gets hit big, which is fine with him, by the way. and one of the reasons i think he wants the sequester to go through. this is perfect. perfect example of my theorem. obama gets to complain very things he caused. and about cuts that he will choose. >> that's right, rush. >> greta opened up last night with take place and clips saying in 2011 the president denied that he even came up with the he is quester. bob woodward on sunday said i interviewed the president and he came up with the sequester. >> the president in the past in the house have passed
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Feb 16, 2013 3:00am PST
president faces a foreign policy crisis. do you want this man, senator barack obama answering that phone call at 3:00 a.m.? well, it turns out, suddenly a relevant question. >> suddenly a relevant question because on the afternoon of september 11th, 2012, of course the day of the benghazi attacks that unfolded, there was some question now at least being raised by republican congressman louie gohmert as to why -- how responsive was the president during this entire time? well, we know in the afternoon he did speak with his. >> leon panetta and general demps is i. >> 5:00 p.m. in the afternoon. louie gohmert raising this point 3:00 a.m. and whether or not he was able to sleep through all of these unfolding problems in benghazi, listen. >> president required a sleep aid that night but if he did, anybody else in america has trouble sleeping, you better get what he had because it works well. how the president of the united states could sleep that night as the ambassador that he put in place, that he put in harm's way was under attack or he had been kidnapped. being brutalized unspeakable thing
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Feb 22, 2013 3:00am PST
's called government by freakout. and with a she says is that president obama, he loves apparently chaos and that this is government freakout again. but she sums it all up again by saying maybe this one won't work. if you really want to be remembered as a lead who are got things done then you shouldn't always fall back on the freakout method. >> she says he's overplaying his hand this time. >> and the method for the president is he's extremely can have dent. he feels his polls are high and they say there's not that air of crisis inside the white house. but he believes he can talk to friendly media and portray himself anyway he wants. he spoke to al sharpton yesterday and he came out and said the only republican agenda is the agenda to protect the rich. i don't know where that comes from. >> but the republicans have to have a counter attack to that. i think -- >> they have a plan. >> the president has zero plan and the republicans have two. >> it's not a plan, it's about messaging. it's about getting the right message out there. we can have a plan but if we don't know how to deliver it,
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